NEW YORK (AP/PIX11) – More than 100 passengers were taken off a tall tourist ship that ran aground in low waters near Liberty Island.
Officials say none of the 121 passengers rescued from the 120-foot tall tourist schooner called Clipper City were injured when it ran aground at around 1:10 p.m. Saturday.
Petty Officer Frank Iannazzo-Simmons says the U.S. Coast Guard, the police and fire departments have sent three small vessels each to ferry the passengers to lower Manhattan.
He says there have been no reports of the schooner taking on water or of pollution.
Manhattan by Sail owner Thomas Berton says the Clipper City is now anchored in the harbor near Liberty Island.
He says a tugboat will bring the ship back to port at high tide.